From: #flymeto | May 28, 2018
Mauritius, known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, is an ideal place for a holiday full of leisure activities. White sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, lush vegetation, inland activities and rich culture. In Mauritius you can enjoy beautiful and sunny weather all year round, thanks to its ideal geographical location. It has only two seasons, summer from October to April and winter for the remaining six months, and it is still very warm on the island.
Weather and beaches
Mauritian beaches are mostly white sand or gold. The beaches here are very beautiful and you can choose from more than a hundred beaches, from tourist to untouched. Add to the above rich sea life and ideal water temperature (around 27 ° C), you have the perfect blend for the best holiday.
Mauritius has around a dozen nature reserves and botanical gardens worth visiting. In addition, it offers beautiful mountain views, waterfalls and tropical forests. The Botanical Garden of Pamplemousses has 500 plant species, including giant water lilies and over 80 species of palm trees. In some areas you will find endemic species such as pink pigeons and giant tortoises. The UNESCO World Heritage Site features Le Morne and its impressive Maconde Mountain, right in the ocean.
The small village of Charamel is a traditional tourist destination when visiting Mauritius. The uniqueness of this place lies in the colored layers of sand that can only be seen here. The color of the sand is in shades of red, green, yellow and purple. If colored sand catches you so much that you want to take it home, you can buy colored sand in seven test tubes as a souvenir.
Adrenaline lovers will certainly not be bored in Mauritius. Adrenaline will pick you up a trip to the Domaine de l’Etoile nature reserve on quads, buggies or unconventionally on horseback. Of course you can also rent a mountain bike or walk. If you don’t like it, you can try the extended canyoning from the waterfalls, or rent windsurfing, kitesurfing or paddle and raft local bays.
Mauritius has more than four centuries of sugar cane cultivation, which is today the most important export product and is vital to the economy and lifestyle of local people. You can visit an old sugar factory and sample unrefined sugars, or learn about the history of sugar and its production through interactive exhibits. Do not forget to taste the by-product of cultivation, which is rum. Visit the local distilleries at Charamel, St Aubin Rum Estate or L’Aventure du Sucre to sample different kinds of rum.
Island food is great, but Mauritian cuisine is perfect. The influences of French, Indian, Asian and African cuisine come together in a unique taste. You will find great food in restaurants as well as in snacks on the street. However, you must try seafood, preferably swordfish, octopus or freshwater lobster. Of course, it is also worth to taste tropical fruits.
A holiday on this island without visiting local markets would be a sin. Great-tuned sellers of fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood and spices await you, as well as smart craftsmen selling their products. You will get the right atmosphere and way of life of locals in these unique markets.
Golf was operated on the island as early as 1 902, when the first golf club was opened and is currently one of the most popular sports ever. Due to the great weather and beautiful courses, Mauritius is a popular golf destination. The island has a surprisingly large number of courses, with nine basic holes, as well as a world-class professional course.
When diving in Mauritius, you enter the fabulous world of bright corals, colorful marine life and shipwrecks from the 18th and 19th centuries. If you are not a certified diver, you can get certified here or choose one of many unlicensed diving sites.